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        [Manuscript Copy] Facillima Methodus Delineandi Omnes Humani Corporis. Nouveau Livre du Dessein Qui Continent XXV Figures Dessinee Par le Celebre Jean Baptista Piazzeta

      Full Vellum. Very Good. N.d., but late 18th century, after the publication of the original work in 1760, published in Venezia by Remondi. Large 8vo, 25 by 20 cm. 25 pen and ink pages of illustration. These begin with the elaborate pen and ink Baroque title page, with architectural decoration, followed by page showing drawings of hands, a second title with what we presume the one more fully original work by the copyist of seraphs holding up drapery with the title and a woman painter working before an easel, and other illustrative decoration (a broken sculpted head on the ground, etc.). Then 23 pages of pen and ink nude male studies, the figures very Michelangelo-esque in the musculature, and their overall sculptural quality. We would speculate that this copyist was in fact a woman, based on the second title illustration. This particular illustration is delightful, if the human figure itself doesn't have quite the polished execution of the copied material. Inked title on the vellum spine. The vellum is quite soiled. Otherwise, the paper within is of high quality and clean.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Memorie spettanti alla storia, al governo ed alla descrizione della città e campagna di Milano ne' secoli bassi [..]. [-Continuazione delle Memorie..].

      appresso Giambattista Bianchi, 1760. 12 volumi in-4° (cm. 25,3), solida legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro ai dorsi, tagli rossi; carte in ottimo stato, con 80 tavole illustrative in rame f.t. anche ripiegate (ritratto dell'autore, vedute della città, monumenti, oggetti d'arte e d'antichità, chiese, palazzi, eccetera), 2 grandi piante ripiegate f.t. al volume IX (topografica della città medievale e corografica dell'agro milanese) e molte illustrazioni in rame n.t.; qualche sporadica brunitura e segno d'uso, macchie a un paio di carte, due fogli di correzioni al tomo IX intercalati anziché in fine. Prima edizione della monumentale opera storiografica completa di tutte le tavole e dei tre volumi della Continuazione. «Ogni lato dell'intensa vita di una grande città per otto o nove secoli ha qui uno sviluppo narrativo secondo che l'ampiezza della cognizione storica lo richiede volta per volta, sì che più che una storia di Milano, abbiamo un De Rebus Mediolanensibus nel più ampio significato della parola» [Venturini, Storia di Milano]. Cfr. Predari 151; Hoepli 711; Lozzi 2634. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Hopfenernte.

      - Kupferstich v. F. Vivares n. George Smith, 1760, 36,5 x 48 Probedruck vor der Schrift!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Tagebuch der Bombardierung Dresdens durch Friedrich II, König von Preußen

      Ohne Verlag,wahrscheinlich Dresden, 1760 - 8 seitig Ausführliches Diarium von der Belagerung und Bombardierung der Königlichen REsidenzstadt Dresden von dem König in Preußen nebst einer Spezifikation derer Kirchen und Gaßen und Haußer, so durch die Bomben abgebranndt und ruiniret worden.Tagebuch beginnt mit Sonntag den 13.07.1760 bis 27.07.1760 sowie eine folgende Liste mit einem Verzeichnis der zerstörten Kirchen GAssen und Häusern. Zwei Bibliotheksstempel Bibliotheca PonickavianaPapier fleckig und gebräunt.Alles gut lesbar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Bibliothekseinband, gebundene Ausgabe

      [Bookseller: Herr Klaus Boettcher]
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        The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin

      C Bathurst, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, R and J. Dodsley, L. Davisand C. Reymers, J. ward, R Baldwin, S. Crowder and Co and W. Bowyer, London 1760 - The works, complete in 23 volumes. Published 1760 - 1768. A supplement was published in 1776, not present here. Volumes 1 - 17 are bound in plain cloth, with raised bands, with wear to the edges, and loss to most of the labels, the letters are bound in more elaborate gilt decorated calf, and are in much better condition. However a good set, complete, with all the boards present and attached, contemporary ownership inscriptions in vols 1 - 17. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blackrock Rare Books]
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        Altes aus allen Theilen der Geschichte, oder Alte Urkunden, alte Briefe, und Nachrichten von alten Büchern, mit Anmerkungen. Erster Band, nebst dem nöthigen Register über die ersten Sechs Stücke und Zweyter Band, nebst den nöthigen Registern über die letztern Sechs Stücke.

      Stößek, Chemnitz, 1760-1766, - 12 Teile in 2 Bänden, OHPerg., 8°, 11 Bll., 793 (17) S., 4 Bll., 843 (19) S., Eigentümerstempel, alte Bibliothekskennzeichnungen, Einbände leicht berieben [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Claudia Seibold]
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        Everardi Ottonis ... ad Justiniani institutionum, sive elementorum libros IV. a Cujacio emendatos notae criticae et commentarius. Acc. Theophili paraphrasis institutionum interpretatio latina ex editione G. O. Reitzii ... cura Joh. Rudolphi Iselii..

      Basel, Thurneysen, 1760 Kl.4°, Titelblatt m kleinem Kupferstich, 9 Bl., 566 S., einge Holzschnitt-Vignetten, HLdr. der Zeit m Rückenschild, Min berieben, einige Bl. min. stocklfleckig - Everhard Otto (1685-1756) deutscher Jurist. - Iselin. Johann Rudolf (1705-1779) Basel. ref.. von Basel. Sohn des Hans Jakob. Ratsherrn und Seidenfabrikanten. und der Maria Elbs. Bruder des Johann Jakob ( -> 13). nes Louis. Tochter des Daniel. Ratsherrn. 1717-25 Rechtsstud. in Basel. 1726 Dr. iur. utr. Hier 1728 Vorsteher des Alumneums und 1734 Assessor der jurist. Fakultät. 1736 Ernennung zum Hofrat des Markgf. von Baden-Durlach. 1743-68 Redaktor der \"Basler Zeitung\" und einflussreicher Kommentator der Geschichte seiner Zeit. 1757 Berufung zum Prof. des röm. und öffentl. Rechts in Basel. 1759-76 Dekan der jurist. Fakultät. 1763-64 Rektor der Universität. Mitglied der Akademien der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Cortona. Florenz. Nancy. Paris und Rom. 1734-36 Herausgeber der Chronik des Aegidius Tschudi. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Rechtswesen

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        AN EXTRACT FROM A TREATISE CALLED THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER; OR, THE SOUL RISING OUT OF THE VANITY OF TIME, INTO THE RICHES OF ETERNITY. DISCOVERING THE TRUE WAY OF TURNING TO GOD, AND OF FINDING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN THE RICHES OF ETERNITY IN OUR SOULS

      Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1760. First American Edition. Wraps. Philadelphia Pemberton" in old ink at the top and a faint red library stamp at the bottom of the title page which is detached and lightly frayed at the fore-edge; small blue ink number stamp at bottom margin of the first page of text; general toning to the paper. Overall Very Good. Octavo (4-3/4" x 8"), printed wraps apparently removed from another volume; [1-2], 3-47, [1] pages. Campbell 648; Evans 8633; Hildeburn 1681; Miller 731: "The inclusion of this piece in a 'Collection of Devotional Tracts' (1760) along with the treatises of William Dell and John Rutty suggests that its printing was commissioned by the Society of Friends in Philadelphia. The work was first published in London, 1750.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Manuscript Copy] Facillima Methodus Delineandi Omnes Humani Corporis. Nouveau Livre du Dessein Qui Continent XXV Figures Dessinee Par le Celebre Jean Baptista Piazzeta

      - N.d., but late 18th century, after the publication of the original work in 1760, published in Venezia by Remondi. Large 8vo, 25 by 20 cm. 25 pen and ink pages of illustration. These begin with the elaborate pen and ink Baroque title page, with architectural decoration, followed by page showing drawings of hands, a second title with what we presume the one more fully original work by the copyist of seraphs holding up drapery with the title and a woman painter working before an easel, and other illustrative decoration (a broken sculpted head on the ground, etc.). Then 23 pages of pen and ink nude male studies, the figures very Michelangelo-esque in the musculature, and their overall sculptural quality. We would speculate that this copyist was in fact a woman, based on the second title illustration. This particular illustration is delightful, if the human figure itself doesn't have quite the polished execution of the copied material. Inked title on the vellum spine. The vellum is quite soiled. Otherwise, the paper within is of high quality and clean.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Isle of Man and coast of North West England].

      London 1760 - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 56 x 44 cm. Expert repairs to margin, two wormholes on upper margin. Very good condition. Chart of the coast of northwest England from the Mersey to the Solway Firth with adjacent coasts of Scotland and Wales, Isle of Man at upper centre. Compass point at centre shows north to the right of map. Soundings rhumb lines, ships at sea.Two inset coastal silhouettes at lower left. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royal Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm.Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published. Tooley, Dictionary of Maps and Map Makers p.125; Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps p.163

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        AN EXTRACT FROM A TREATISE CALLED THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER; OR, THE SOUL RISING OUT OF THE VANITY OF TIME, INTO THE RICHES OF ETERNITY. DISCOVERING THE TRUE WAY OF TURNING TO GOD, AND OF FINDING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN THE RICHES OF ETERNITY IN OUR SOULS

      B. Franklin and D. Hall, Philadelphia 1760 - Octavo (4-3/4" x 8"), printed wraps apparently removed from another volume; [1-2], 3-47, [1] pages. Campbell 648; Evans 8633; Hildeburn 1681; Miller 731: "The inclusion of this piece in a 'Collection of Devotional Tracts' (1760) along with the treatises of William Dell and John Rutty suggests that its printing was commissioned by the Society of Friends in Philadelphia. The work was first published in London, 1750." "Philadelphia Pemberton" in old ink at the top and a faint red library stamp at the bottom of the title page which is detached and lightly frayed at the fore-edge; small blue ink number stamp at bottom margin of the first page of text; general toning to the paper. Overall Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Traité d’Optique sur la gradation de la Lumiere: Ouvrage posthume de M. Bouguer, de l’Acaémie Royale des Sciences, &c. Et publié par M. l’Abbé de la Caille, de la même Académie, &c.

      H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760., Paris: - 4to. xviii, [2], 368 pp. Engraved printer’s device on title-page, 7 engraved folding plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine panels and spine title; a few minor cover scars. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Bouguer, a brilliant French mathematician, astronomer and geophysicist, a child prodigy trained by his father, made some of the earliest recorded measurements in photometry. This is his final (and posthumous) work by the "father of photometry." In 1729 he had published Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière, the object of which was to define the quantity of light lost by passing through a given extent of the atmosphere, and he became the first known discoverer of what is now more commonly known as the Beer-Lambert law. Bouguer found the light of the sun to be 300 times more intense than that of the moon, and thus made some of the earliest measurements in photometry. "Just before he died, Bouguer completed a much larger book [this one] on photometry, the Traité d’optique sur la gradation de la lumiere. The Traité goes far beyond the Essai [d’optique sur la gradation de la lumière, (1729)], describing a number of ingenious kinds of photometers, including a method of goniophotometry, and even attempting an elaborate theory of the reflection of light from rough surfaces, although this was not successful. The third and last part of the book, however, gives a valid elementary theory of the horizontal visual range through an obscuring atmosphere, arriving at a law, usually credited to H. Koschmieder, considered to belong to the twentieth century. It is fair to consider Pierre Bouguer not only the inventor of the photometer but also the founder of an important branch of atmospheric optics." [DSB]. Bouguer’s father was Jean Bouguer, a well-known hydrographer who authored a seminal treatise on navigation. Upon his father’s death, Pierre—at age 15—succeeded the elder Bouguer as royal professor of hydrography. Pierre also wrote on hydrography. Provenance: From the Alan deHaas collection [no markings]. DSB Vol. II, pp. 343-44; Graesse I, 510; Norman 286; Wolf II, 167ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        DISSERTAZIONE del Sig. Inglese tradotta in italiano.

      Gardi,, Ferrara, 1760 - in-8, pp. 212, bella leg. m. perg. coeva con tass. al d. Front. a due colori con vignetta inc. in rame raff. Ercole e il Leone. L'occhietto precisa meglio del front. il tema dell'opera: "Della forza dell'immaginazione delle donne gravide sopra il feto". Da pag.173 al fine è contenuto un "Ragionamento del Dott. Ignazio Vari". Prima ediz. [003]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        A New Chart of the River St Laurence, from the Island of Anticosti To the Falls of Richelieu: With all the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings, also particular directions for navigating the river with safety. Taken by Order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in the Expedition against Quebec in 1759. This chart was drawn from particular surveys of the following places; and published for the use of British navigators, by command of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty Charles Saunder, Pall Mall, May 1st., 1760.

      Published by Command of The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty,, London, 1760 - First state of Cook's seminal map of the St Laurence River Engraved chart in 12 sheets, dissected and laid on linen. Modern marbled paper slipcase, embossed red morocco title label. First state of Cook's seminal map of the St Laurence River Captain Cook's famous chart. The rare first state of the most important published chart for the river and Gulf of St Lawrence of the eighteenth century. This remarkable chart, over seven feet long, was so accurate that it "became the standard guide not only for the navy but for all seamen using the great waterway" (Beaglehole). In preparation for an amphibious attack on Quebec, during the French and Indian War, the British initially relied on captured French charts but, in view of the treacherous nature of stretches of the river, and lack of first-hand knowledge of the river, assembled a distinguished team of military surveyors, notably Samuel Holland, Joseph Frederick Wallet des Barres and, later to eclipse them all, the young James Cook. Although the impetus for this chart is credited to Charles Saunders, commander of the fleet at Quebec, much of the work was carried out under the auspices of Vice-Admiral Philip Durell, himself a distinguished hydrographer, who was entrusted with the task of keeping British shipping and supplies moving up- and down-river, for which ever more accurate charts were required. The survey materials were taken back to England by Admiral Saunders and given to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, who passed them to Thomas Jefferys, mapmaker to the British government, for publication. Saunders presented examples to the King and the Prince of Wales in May 1760. Cook's extensive and accurate work on this chart secured him a posting to survey the coasts of Newfoundland, which brought his name to the fore when the Admiralty was looking for a highly qualified naval officer to command a scientific voyage to the Pacific. Cook was sent to America in 1757, at the beginning of the Seven Years War. he was then just a master on HMS Pembroke. He took part in the capture of Louisbourg, where he learnt surveying and chartmaking from Samuel Holland. His chart of the St Laurence River was one of his earliest efforts. The St Laurence River was a key Cook's cartographic skill gained him notice amongst his superiors, and his commander Admiral Sir Charles Saunders arranged for them to be published in England. Following the fall of Louisbourg the British wintered in Halifax but in May 1759 set off up the St. Lawrence River to capture the main French stronghold of Quebec. Cook's ship assisted with the ferrying of troops and the charting of the St.Lawrence River in preparation for the assault on Quebec. The town fell to the British in September 1759 after an assault by the army of General Wolfe. "On June 17, 1755, ranked as an able-bodied seaman, Cook reported for naval service at Wapping, part of the dock lands of East London, on the River Thames. During the Seven Years' War between England and France, Cook served on several ships, including the HMS Eagle under Sir Hugh Palliser (1722–1796), who became another keen supporter of the seaman and his talents. He gave Cook opportunities for special instruction in navigation and charting; Cook was promoted to full master rank within two years. In the St. Lawrence River in Canada in the winter and early spring of 1758–1759, he undertook with others a detailed navigational survey that was critical in the successful September landing of the British troops under General James Wolfe that defeated the French at Quebec City. The resulting chart, "A New Chart of the River St. Laurence: From the Island of Anticosti to the Falls of Richelieu: With All the Islands, Rocks, Shoals, and Soundings, also Particular Directions for Navigating the River with Safety; Taken by the Order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. Vice-Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in the Expedition against Quebec in 1759," published in London in 1760 in tw [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité du hêtre et de son aménagement comparé a celui du chêne et des arbres résineux, ouvrage dans lequel on présente des vues sur l'économie générale du sol forestier de la France.Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure; (back of half-title: Paris, Madame Huzard), 1824. 12mo. Slightly later dark green half sheepskin.

      Bradley IV, p. 493; WorldCat (3 copies?). Very rare first edition of a treatise on the beech tree ( Fagus sylvatica ) by the French administrator and forester Étienne-François Dralet (1760-1844). It deals in particular with the beech in France, starting with its physical appearance (leaves, flowers, wood, etc.) and habitat. The second part deals mainly with the economic value of the tree, its wood and its beechnuts. It also includes an introduction to the management of a beech forest, with a chapter on beech forests in the north of France and another on forests in the south or up in the mountains. In 1801 Dralet was appointed as "curator" of the waters and forests of Toulouse, where he tried to restore to the state the forests that had fallen into private hands during the Revolution.First and last few pages browned and a water stain in the lower outer corner of the last 6 pages. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Archaeologische Hefte, oder Abbildungen zur Erläuterung des classischen Alterthums, aus alten zum Theil noch unbekannten Denkmählern, für Studirende und Kunstfreunde. 1. Teil.

      24,5 x 20,5 cm. 4 gest., bzw. radierte, gezählte Taf. (I-V), dav. 1 koloriert u. 1 ausfaltb. Doppeltaf. (IV-V), 4 Bll. Marmorierter Kartoneinband, Papierüberzug schadhaft, Tafeln gut erhalten. Mit e. handschriftlichen u. e. gestempelten Besitzvermerk am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt avers (A. Wilbrandt. Dr. Heimeran ? ). Vgl. ADB 3,205ff. - einziges erschienenes Heft der Reihe welches der bekannte u. auch umstrittene Weimarer Philologe u. Pädagoge B. (1760-1835) als Beilage zur ebenfalls eingestellten Schriftenreihe ?Archaeologisches Museum? herauszugeben beabsichtigte. Zum Schweizer Maler und Autor, Heinrich M. (1760-1732), gen. ?Goethe-Meyer?, der die Tafeln gestaltete, vgl. Thieme-B. 24,476f. Aus der Bibliothek des Schriftstellers u. Verlegers Ernst Heimeran (1902-1955).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        FRANKEN. - Roth, Christoph Melchior und Matthäus. Prospecte aller Nürnbergischen Staedtlein, Markt-Flecken und Pfarr-Dörffer.

      Nbg., Selbstverlag 1760 - 21 x 33 cm. Mit 70 Kupfertafeln (inkl. gestoch. Titel) nach M.G. Lampferdtinger. HPergament mit hs. Titelschild. Müller, Nürnberger Kupferstich 61 - 64 (nennt nur 63 Tafeln); Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIX, S. 85. - Gesuchte Folge von Ansichten kleinerer Städte und Dörfer im Nürnberger Gebiet, heute z.T. auch Vororte der Stadt. Darunter: Alfeld, Altdorf, Bruck Eltersdorf, Eschenbach, Feucht, Fischbach, Fürth, Gräfenberg, Gustenfeld, Henfenfeld, Hersbruck, Hilpotstein, Krumbach, Kornburg, Lauf, Lichtenau, Mögeldorf, Pommelsbrunn, Poppenreuth, Reichenschwand, Rückersdorf, Tennenlohe, Veitsbronn, Velden, Walkersbrunn, Wöhrd u.v.a. - Der gestochene Titel mit einer schönen Gesamtansicht von Nürnberg. - Es fehlt ein typographisches Blatt (Drucktitel, Register, Widmung?). - Teils gering gebräunt, in den Rändern einige Blätter wasserrandig, durchgehend schöne, kräftige Drucke. - Vorsatz mit handschriftliche Widmung der Tochter von Ernst Penzoldt. - Einband berieben und die Kanten bestoßen. - Komplett sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS

      London, R. Withy, 1760. upon the manners, customs, usages, different languages, government, mythology, chronology, geography, ceremonies, religion, mechanics, astronomy, medicine, physics, natural history, commerce, arts, and sciences, of the several nations of Asia, Africa, and America, plus much on China. Two volumes, complete set, translated from the French, FOURTH EDITION, 2 Volumes complete,1760. 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: Volume 1, [1], iv, [1]-411; Volume 2, [2], [1]-404 plus 16 pages of Contents, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled border to covers, rebacked to style, gilt rules and volume numbers, gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers scuffed and worn, with loss to leather surface, scorners worn with board showing at tips, shelf wear to edges, pale browning to edges of title pages, heavy browning at edges pastedowns and endpapers, very occasional light foxing, contents otherwise clean, 1 very short closed edge tear. A very good copy. 84 brief chapters describe a great variety of topics with much about China, India, and North and South America. Including a chapter on the 'island' of California; on the languages of various native tribes of America; on Egypt; 1 on Ethiopia; on porcelain making in China; the Tibetans etc. The work was first published in Paris in 1749 and the first English translation by John Dunn was issued in 1750. Sabin 38729 (first edition) and 38730: "A somewhat scarce and very interesting privately printed book, relating to the aboriginal inhabitants of America". ESTC T211087 only 2 locations for this edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS,

      London R. Withy 1760 - upon the manners, customs, usages, different languages, government, mythology, chronology, geography, ceremonies, religion, mechanics, astronomy, medicine, physics, natural history, commerce, arts, and sciences, of the several nations of Asia, Africa, and America, plus much on China. Two volumes, complete set, translated from the French, FOURTH EDITION, 2 Volumes complete,1760. 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: Volume 1, [1], iv, [1]-411; Volume 2, [2], [1]-404 plus 16 pages of Contents, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled border to covers, rebacked to style, gilt rules and volume numbers, gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers scuffed and worn, with loss to leather surface, scorners worn with board showing at tips, shelf wear to edges, pale browning to edges of title pages, heavy browning at edges pastedowns and endpapers, very occasional light foxing, contents otherwise clean, 1 very short closed edge tear. A very good copy. 84 brief chapters describe a great variety of topics with much about China, India, and North and South America. Including a chapter on the 'island' of California; on the languages of various native tribes of America; on Egypt; 1 on Ethiopia; on porcelain making in China; the Tibetans etc. The work was first published in Paris in 1749 and the first English translation by John Dunn was issued in 1750. Sabin 38729 (first edition) and 38730: "A somewhat scarce and very interesting privately printed book, relating to the aboriginal inhabitants of America". ESTC T211087 only 2 locations for this edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        TRAITÉ DES TULIPES qui non-seulement réunit tout ce qu'on avoit précédemment écrit de raisonnable, mais est augmenté de quantité de remarques nouvelles sur l'éducation de cette belle fleur. Par l'auteur du "Traité des renoncules". [relié avec] NOUVEAU TRAITÉ DES OEILLETS, ou l'on explique la meilleure méthode de la cultiver

      - Avignon, L. Chambeau, 1760; [Cambrey, Berthoud, 1769]. 2 textes reliés en 1 vol. in-12: 9 x 15.5 cm, 252 pp., [2] ff. d'explications des planches, 2 pl. grav. dépliantes (manque la première, la tulipe panachée), 101 pp. de texte du "Traité des œillets", [1] p. de notes manuscrites, [1] p. de tables. Édition originale du Traité des Tulipes (Bibliothèque historique de la France, 1768, p. 204, no. 3498). Édition originale du Nouveau traité des œillets, écrit anonyme publié à Cambrey (Arthur Dinaux, Bibliographie cambrésienne, 1822, p. 63, no. 134). La page de titre n'a pas été reliée avec le texte. Vignette gravée du Libraire Louis Chambeau sur la page de titre du Traité des Tulipes et seulement une planche gravée par Duflos représentant tulipes et oignons. Reliure en demi-basane à petits coins. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre de cuir orangé. Plats marbrés. Provenance: Bibliothèque de la famille Rivier; Ex-libris "Ph. Rivier". Excepté la planche manquante, qui a été arrachée (prix en conséquence), l'ouvrage est en excellent état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Catalogue de Livres d'Estampes et des Figures en Taille douce. Avec un dénombrement des pieces qui y sont contenuës. Fait à Paris en l'annee 1666

      Woodcut vignette on title. 167 (i.e. 157), [15] pp. 8vo, fine red morocco of about 1760, triple gilt fillets round sides, tiny gilt stars at each corner, flat spine richly gilt "á la grotesque," green morocco lettering piece on spine, blue paper endpapers, a.e.g. Paris: F. Leonard, 1666. First edition of the catalogue of the first of two print collections formed by Marolles (1600-81), abbot of Villeloin and man of letters. He began acquiring prints in 1626 and by 1644, his collecting activities governed his life. At that time there was little competition, and Marolles bought several important collections en bloc, including those of Delorme, Maugis, Kerver, Petau, La Reynie, and others. His first collection amounted to 123,400 separate prints by more than 6000 print makers, mounted in 400 large volumes and 141 smaller ones. It was acquired in the name of the King by Colbert in 1667 for 28,000 livres. This was the largest and finest collection ever formed up to that time and is today the foundation of the Bibliothèque Nationale's Department of Prints. Marolles assembled "the first print collection on the grand scale…[and]…was among the first of the private collectors in history to sacrifice his life and fortune to his passion. He may truly be called the 'Father of Print Collecting'…by the very scope of his activity, and his interest in separating his many thousands of pieces of paper into artist schools, Marolles lifted the printed picture from a by-path of typography to being one of the major prizes of the born collector."-Taylor, The Taste of Angels: A History of Art Collecting. Fine copy, handsomely bound. Stamp on title of the Abbey of St. Germain de Près. Cipher "HDD" on title (Lugt 739). This is the stamp of Pierre Defer (1798-1870), expert to King Louis Philippe, and his nephew Henri Dumesnil (1823-98), who inherited Defer's collection. Defer formed an important private collection of prints and drawings in the first half of the 19th century. He devoted much of his life to the study of prints and drawings and is best remembered for his unfinished Catalogue général des Ventes Publiques de Tableaux et d'estampes. ❧ Besterman, Old Art Books, pp. 71-72. Brunet, III, 1443-"Ce deux petits catalogues ne sont communs ni l'un ni l'autre." Lugt, Marques, pp. 339-40-"L'abbé Michel de Marolles est un des plus remarquables amateurs d'estampes de l'histoire. La richesses de son cabinet était fabuleuse.".

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        Traité du hêtre et de son aménagement comparé a celui du chêne et des arbres résineux, ouvrage dans lequel on présente des vues sur l'économie générale du sol forestier de la France.Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure; (back of half-title: Paris, Madame Huzard), 1824. 12mo. Slightly later dark green half sheepskin.

      Bradley IV, p. 493; WorldCat (3 copies?). Very rare first edition of a treatise on the beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) by the French administrator and forester Étienne-François Dralet (1760-1844). It deals in particular with the beech in France, starting with its physical appearance (leaves, flowers, wood, etc.) and habitat. The second part deals mainly with the economic value of the tree, its wood and its beechnuts. It also includes an introduction to the management of a beech forest, with a chapter on beech forests in the north of France and another on forests in the south or up in the mountains. In 1801 Dralet was appointed as "curator" of the waters and forests of Toulouse, where he tried to restore to the state the forests that had fallen into private hands during the Revolution.First and last few pages browned and a water stain in the lower outer corner of the last 6 pages. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Ad lectiones probatiores diligenter emendatus et interpunctione nova saepius illustratus. Editio quarta.

      in aedibus academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasguae [Glasgow] 1760 - 4to, pp. [ii], xii, 307, [1]. Contemporary French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by gilt rolls, orange morocco label, other compartments with central acorn tools and corner sprays all gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Corners a little worn (one more chipped) and several touched up with red dye, joints a touch rubbed and head of spine just slightly worn. Armorial bookplate with slogan 'Pro Republica' (Nicholson of Balrath, County Meath) above booklabel with the initials 'WRHJ' (i.e. Wynne Rice Hugh Jeudwine). The luxurious 'large-paper' quarto imposition - using the same setting of text as the octavo, and therefore capaciously-margined - of the fourth Foulis edition of Horace, following on from the 1744 'Immaculate' edition and reprints of 1750 and 1756 (the latter a medal-winning printing). The process of rearranging the frames has not gone entirely smoothly, with pages 20 (C2v) and 24 (C4v) swapped. This copy appears to have bounced around the British Isles and nearby points in Europe somewhat, having been bound in France not long after its printing in Scotland, and later belonging to collections in Ireland and England. Gaskell 383; ESTC T46249. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte von der Westlichen Küste von Africa, von dem XII Grade Norderbreite bis in den XI Grade Süderbreite nebst denen benachbahrten Eylanden. Aus der Französischen Karte vom Abendländischen Meere. Auf Befehl des Grafen von Maurepas 1748 herausgegeben. Nach Barbots, Schmid, des Marchais und anderer besonderen Anmerkungen vermehret, und nach Astronomischen Anmerckungen eingerichtet .Handgezeichnete, kolorierte Landkarte der westafrikanischen Küste von Sierra Leone bis Angola (Golf von Guinea).

      Um 1760. - Abbildungsformat ca. 18x23 cm, Blattgröße ca. 23,5x33,5 cm. Landkarte der westafrikanischen Küste von Sierra Leone, am Golf von Guinea vorbei bis in den Süden von Angola. Zahlreiche Ortsbeschreibungen. Mit einer hübscher Titelkartusche. Eventuell aus einem deutschen Vorlagenwerk zur Erstellung eines eigenständigen Atlanten. Am rechten Rand handschriftliche Numerierung. Am linken Rand an Trägerkarton montiert. Map of the West African coast from Sierra Leona to the South of Angola. Numerous location descriptions. With a nice title cartouche. Possibly from a German original of an atlas. On the right margin handwritten numbering.

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        Plann der Position bey Dippoldiswalde, unter Comando Sr. Excell. des Herrn Generaln Feldt- Zeugmeister Baron von Wied, samt ver-Schantzung und verhauung derselben'.

      - aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung, um 1760, 41 x 55,5 Manuskriptkarte! - Zeigt mittig Dippoldiswalde mit Plan und Karte der Umgebung mit Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen. - Oben links Titel. - Perpekter Zustand.

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        [Spitzenbildchen] - S. Rosalia.

      o.O., -, o. J. [um 1760?]. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca. 13,6 x 8,6 cm [Blatt]. Altkoloriertes Spitzenbildchen des späten 18. bzw. frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. - Zwei kl. Fehlstellen, kl. Einrisse an oberen Kante, angestaubt, etw. wellig, Gbrsp., priv. Widm. a. Rückseite. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        Veduta delle Piazze Biava e Grande in parte.

      Vicenza, 1760 - Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, 360x610. Piacevole veduta disegnata ed incisa dall'artista vicentino, che raffigura a sinistra Casa Navarchi, la Chiesa dei Padri Serviti, Palazzo Nievo, a destra il Palazzo del Podest?, La Torre e il palladiano Palazzo della ragione. La veduta fa parte della celebre serie di tredici (compresa il panorama generale) stampe che l'autore eseguÏ di propria invenzione. Dall'Acqua (1734-1787) iniziÚ la carriera presso i Remondini di Bassano, proseguendola poi da Wagner Zatta a Venezia; fu incisore di riproduzione assai ricercato dagli editori veneti. Cornice ornamentale con uccelli, putti e motivi fitomorfi. Titolo entro cartiglio ornamentale con all'interno sei rimandi numerati. Bell'esemplare con restauri a strappi marginali che interessano in qualche punto la cornice ed il titolo. Qualche leggerissima traccia di umidit? e di sporco superficiale ai margini.Vicenza citt? bellissima, 111. vedutistica.

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        The Tears of Music. A Poem, to the Memory of Mr. Handel. With an Ode to the River Eden .

      Printed for R. Griffiths ., London 1760 - First edition: a scarce, early work by Langhorne (1735-1779), written from Hackthorn, Lincolnshire (where he served as a tutor) and dedicated to the Honourable Mrs Lane, 'a great Lover and Patroness of Music'.'The Tears of Music may be considered as the genuine and animated wailings of Poetry, who deplores her Sister's loss, in Handel, very melodiously through the quill of a favourite Devoté to these tuneful Powers. Indeed, Mr. Langhorne appears, from these small specimens, to possess an exact ear, and a delicate taste for these fine arts . We are regaled with as delightful a concert as can be without actual instruments and voices. The pauses and cadences' (Monthly Review).The 'Ode to the River Eden' which accompanies the main poem Langhorne describes as on a subject 'merely personal'. Aubin quotes from it and describes it as 'an early example of a "youthful recollections" poem' (Topographical Poetry, p. 231). 4to (238 × 195 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 23, [1]; complete with half-title; title and final blank page rather dust-soiled; recent wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Memoires, sur la Nature Sensible et Irritable, des Parties du Corps Animal�.

      Marc-Michel Bousquet (part 1); Sigismond d�Arnay (parts 2, 3, 4), 1756-1760., Lausanne: - Four volumes in two. 12mo. x, 399; [vi], 500; [ii], 512, [4], xxiv, 232 pp. Engraved frontis., titles printed in red and black, small title vignettes, tailpieces, 2 engraved folding plate (Vols. I facing p. 432; III facing p.322); couple of small marginal tears, tiny puncture affecting several leaves in Vol. II. Old tan boards re-backed with brown library cloth, original calf corners; corner calf a remnant, extremities showing, joints starting. Very good. Bookplates of Columbia University. Very good. Rare. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated by Samuel Auguste Tissot. Swiss scientist Albrecht von Haller, one of the greatest and most influential medical-biologists of the 18th century, has been called the �father of experimental physiology.� He notably �distinguished between nerve impulse (sensibility) and muscular contraction (irritability).� � Garrison and Morton 587. Contents: [vol. I] Expos� analytique des r�sultats des exp�riences �; Sur les parties irritables lu� 6. de mai 1752; Sur les parties irritables � Expos� synth�tique des faits �; Sur l�insensibilit� �; Sur l�insens. De la dure m�re; Exp. Qui servent � la digression sur le mouvement du cerveau analogue � la respiration; Exp. Sur �insens.; Sur le sentiment de la substance m�dullaire du cerveau; Sur l�insensibilit� des grandes membranes; Sur la sentiment des visc�res; Liaison de la sensibilit� � l�irritabilit�; Du mouvement de l�iris; Sur l�irritabilit� des vaisseaux du corps anim�; Sur la v�sicule du fiel; Sur la vessie & l�uret�re; Sur l�ut�rus; Sur l�estomac & l��sophage; Sur les intestins; Sur le mouvement du C�ur; Exp�riences qui ne r�ussirent point; Exp. qui ne prouvent rien [vol. II] Exp�riences de M. Zinn; Exp�riences de M. Zimmermann; Exp�riences de M. George Christian Oeder; Exp. de Mr. Castell; Exp. de M. Walstorf; Exp. de M. Heuermann; M�moire de M. Muhlmann sur les suites de blessures des tendons & du p�rioste; Premi�re Lettre du R.P. Urbain; M�moire de M. Broklesby; Lettre de M. Cesareo Pozzi. Exp. de M. Graziani sur l�insensibilit� des tendons; Troisi�me lettre du P. Tossetti � M. Valdambrini; Pr�face du P.J. Vincent Petrini au recueil de Rome; Exp. de M. Berdot �; Lettres de M. Housset; Quatri�me lettre du P. Tosetti; [vol. III] Lettre de Mr. Antoine Caldani � [to] Haller; Dissertation Epistolaire de Mr. L�Abb� Felice Fontana; Remarques sur l�insensibilit� de quelques parties �tablie par la pratique, par Mr. Bordenave; Troisi�me Section � de Mr. Jean Fran�ois Cigna; Lettre de Mr. J.B. Verna � a Mr. Haller; Exp�riences de Mr. Achille Mieg; Quatre Observations sur l�insensibilit� des tendons, par Tissot; Sur l�insensibilit� et l�irritabilit� de Mr. Haller, Seconde lettre de Mr. Marc. Antoine Caldani; Lettre de Mr. Jean Bianchi; Lettre de M. J. Baptiste Moretti, a m. de Haller. [vol. IV] Exp�riences nouvelles sur diff�rents animaux vivans; R�ponse g�n�rale aux objections qu�on a faites contre I �insensibilit� de plusieurs parties du corps anim�; R�ponse � la Critique de M. Whytt; R�ponse a la lettre de Mr. Lamure. � �Francis Glisson (1672) introduced the idea of irritability in the second half of the 17th century, but it was mainly in the 18th century that it found such extraordinary success in the medical sciences, particularly thanks to Albrecht von Haller, who made it the central explanatory concept of his physiology (Haller, 1751, 1756-60). The idea of irritability indicates a property that permits the different parts of the living body to react independently from the conscious mind, the central nervous system, and the whole of the organism. Vital forces, notably the capacity to respond to stimulation, are, so to speak, �decentered,� even to the point that they become the characteristic property of the structural element of the body, the elementary fiber. Living, flexibl [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Disputationes ad morborum historiam et curationem facientes. Quas collegit, edidit et regensuit Albertus Hallerus.

      Lausanne, Marci-Michael Bousquet (Band 7: Sigismund d'Arnay), 1757-1760. - 7 in 8 Bänden. 4°. Mit 8 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 34 (davon 20 gefaltete) Tafeln. Neuere Halblederbände mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern im Stile der Zeit. Lunsgaard 705. - Waller 3998. - Wellcome III, 199. - Blake 195. - Erste Ausgabe. Dritte Sammlung von Dissertationen nach den "Disputationes anatomica" in 7 Bänden und den "Disputationes chirurgica" in 5 Bänden. Hallers Sammelausgaben wiederspiegeln sein Genie aus der Gesamtheit der medizinischen Produktion die wichtigen und entscheidenden Texte herauszufiltern. Seine Fähigkeit nicht nur die historischen Schriften zu kennen und bewerten zu können, sondern zudem die Schriften der Gegenwart in seine Arbeit einzubeziehen sind einmalig. - Vollkommen unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges und annähernd fleckenloses Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chief Harbours in the Islands of ORKNEY

      Great Britain Coasting Pilot., 1760. Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs, mainly to upper margin. Very good condition. Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17½ inches) Sea chart of the harbours of Orkney. The main map shows the sea inlets around Kirkwall, two inset maps show Deer Sound and Stromness. Five coastal silhouettes inset at top right, title cartouche flanked by black eagles at centre right. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royal Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm. Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published.

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        PARADISE REGAIN'D: A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS. To which is added SAMSON AGONISTES, and Poems upon Several Occasions. The author John Milton. From the text of Thomas Newton, D.D.

      John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London, Birmingham 1760 - pp: lxxii, (ii) Table of Contents, 390. Each part of the text has a separate half-title. Bound in old black morocco, elaborate gilt-tooled spine, borders, dentelles, all edges gilt, with later black and red leather labels. 9.75" x 6" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Polly Honeycombe, a Dramatick Novel of One Act As It Is Now Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane

      T. Becket and T. Davies 1760 - London: T. Becket and T. Davies, 1760. Octavo (8" x 5.25"); xiii, 44p. Marbled paper-covered boards with red title strip to spine. Dampstain to bottom quarter of the boards with some light discoloration, else boards are clean and square with light edgewear. Dampstain to interior as well affecting half to three-quarters of the pages (see photos). Author's name and publication date in pencil on title page, with old ownership signature at top of first page of Scene 1, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound. First produced play by George Colman the Elder, a farce dealing with the effects of reading novels upon women and other members of polite society. Colman became famous after the success of his next play, The Jealous Wife (1761). [AB-296] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MR. HOYLE'S GAMES OF WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, AND BACK-GAMMON, Complete in which is Contained, The Method of Playing and Betting, at Those Games, upon equal, or advantageous Terms. Including the Laws of the several Games. Twelfth Edition.

      London: Printed for Thomas Osborne; Stanley Crowder; Richard Baldwin, 1760. xii, 214 pages of text. Rebound in full leather with a maroon leather spine. Signed by author Edmond Hoyle and publisher Thomas Osborne on the back of the title page. Minor foxing to several pages, and mostly minor foxing to the edges of several pages. No date of publication listed; circa 1760. Previous owner's name neatly on an original endpaper. Alex Forbes.. Signed. Twelfth edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        THE ILIAD OF HOMER; THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER (11 VOLUMES)

      London: T . Osborne Et Al. Very Good. 1760. Hardcover. Attractive supple leather, spine has raised bands and gilt decorated panels. A few spine ends lightly rubbed. ABlue contemporary endpapers and marbled page edges. Engraved head and tail vignettes. Iliad in six volumes. Volume # 1 has multiple engraved frontispieces. Illustrated with two fold out maps Grecia (Homerica) , Troja and a shield described in the 18th Ilias. Odyssey in five volumes. Vol. #5's front cover & first three pages with a small puncture. Spine ends with light wear. Armorial coat of arms bookplate, initials appear to be "PYC". Prior owners signature, Catherine de Courlande. Rare, Greek Literature ; Engraved Illus.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Karte von den Canarischen Eylande nach denen Tagebüchern der See Fahrer entworfen von N. Bellin Ingenieur de la Marine 1746. Handgezeichnete, kolorierte Karte der Kanarischen Inseln.

      Um 1760. - Abbildungsformat ca. 19,5x25,5 cm, Blattgröße ca. 23,5x33,5 cm. Landkarte der Kanarischen Inseln: von links La Palma, Gomera, darunter Hierro, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura und Lanzarote, mit den vielen vorgelagerten kleinen Inseln. Mit hübscher Titelkartusche am oberen Rand und Himmelsrichtungskreuz. Eventuell aus einem deutschen Vorlagenwerk zur Erstellung eines eigenständigen Atlanten. Am rechten Rand handschriftliche Numerierung. Mit Faltspuren. Am linken Rand an Trägerkarton montiert. Map of the Canarian Islands (La Palma, Gomera, Hierro, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote). Possibly from a German original of an atlas. On the right margin handwritten numbering.

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        An account of the European settlements in America in six parts . fifth edition with improvements.

      Printed for J. Dodsley, London 1760 - 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [8], xii, 324; xii, 308; folding frontispiece maps of the Americas; quarter brown calf antique, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco labels lettered in gilt; handsome set. "Best contemporary account" (Howes). Clark I, 208; Hill, p. 39; Howes B974; Palau 37503; Sabin 9282; Todd 4f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of the European settlements in America in six parts ... fifth edition with improvements..

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1760. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [8], xii, 324; xii, 308; folding frontispiece maps of the Americas; quarter brown calf antique, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco labels lettered in gilt; handsome set. "Best contemporary account" (Howes). Clark I, 208; Hill, p. 39; Howes B974; Palau 37503; Sabin 9282; Todd 4f.

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        LORETO., "Loretto". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, im unteren Rand Erklärungen 1 - 17.

      Kupferstich von 2 Platten von M.A. Rupprecht bei Haffner, um 1760, 24 x 64 cm. Oben rechts mit Wappen. - Gleichmäßiger Druck, breitrandig. - Auf Wunsch mit Rahmen (kostenlos gegen Abholung). Europa, Italien

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        \"Loretto\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, im unteren Rand Erklärungen 1 - 17.

       Kupferstich von 2 Platten von M.A. Rupprecht bei Haffner, um 1760, 24 x 64 cm. Oben rechts mit Wappen. - Gleichmäßiger Druck, breitrandig. - Auf Wunsch mit Rahmen (kostenlos gegen Abholung). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien

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        Veduta della Strada Balbi

      Veduta tratta dalla "Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche" pubblicata a Genova tra il 1760-9 circa, magnifico e raro insieme di vedute della città di Genova, pubblicato con gli auspici e la direzione dell'abate Antonio Giolfi, direttore dell'Accademia di pittura e scultura di Genova e, insieme a Giovanni Ratti, il più importante pittore del periodo. La rarissima serie delle vedute di Genova di Antonio Giolfi, è priva di testo, indice ed elenco delle tavole. Costituisce uno dei più grandi esempi di lavori di architettura del Settecento in Italia, sulla scia delle grandi vedute di Roma di Piranesi, e senza dubbio il più importante lavoro iconografico sulla città mai pubblicato. Antonio Giolfi, figlio di Francesco, nacque a Genova nel 1721. L'unica notizia circa la sua formazione è relativa alla bottega di Lorenzo De Ferrari, figlio di Gregorio, il quale "istruì alcuni discepoli: niuno però così continuamente sotto lui perseverò, come il vivente Antonio Giolfi, che perciò ebbe comodo di coltivarvi i suoi talenti" (Ratti, 1769). Come il maestro il Giolfi divenne, in data imprecisata, abate, e da lui ereditò le suggestioni di sapore tardobarocco, tendendo verso un fare artistico più composto e controllato, con un nitore di linguaggio dagli accenti narrativi, che si allontanava progressivamente dai toni della grande decorazione genovese di pochi decenni anteriore: quella di Gregorio De Ferrari o di Domenico Piola. All'Accademia ligustica di belle arti, fondata nel 1751, figurò in qualità di accademico di merito per la classe di pittura; in seguito fu segretario (1752) e poi direttore della Scuola di pittura tra il 1756 e il 1760. Nel 1769 il Giolfi pubblicò, dedicandola a Giuseppe Doria e a suo padre Giovanni Francesco morto prematuramente, la sua opera più nota: Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche, composta da venti acqueforti eseguite in collaborazione con i toscani Giuseppe Torricelli per la stesura preparatoria, Gian Lorenzo Guidotti (autore di alcune tavole per la seconda edizione dell'Encyclopédie) per l'incisione, oltre a Giuseppe Riviera per l'esecuzione dei disegni delle due tavole di San Pier d'Arena e della Villa Doria a Fassolo e ai Chiesa Tessera, autori di quattro lastre. Il Giolfi scelse e diresse i collaboratori limitandone talvolta l'invenzione e il disegno (Poleggi, 1986, pp. 17 s.). Gli esemplari che abbiamo censito, tra raccolte pubbliche e private presentano un numero di tavole variabile e casuale, lasciando pertanto pensare all'ipotesi che venivano assemblate a seconda delle esigenze o delle committenze. Tra questi segnaliamo: - Esemplare di 20 tavole, donato dallo stesso Giolfi, presso la biblioteca del Convento dei Cappuccini della Ss. Concezione, considerato da Toncini Cabella come la sola copia conosciuta della "intera raccolta di stampe". - Esemplare di 19 tavole alla British Library. - Esemplare di 15 tavole venduto all'asta Christie's di Londra il 29 Novembre 1995. Prezzo realizzato 20.700 £. - Esemplare di 15 tavole + 4 doppie dei panorami, venduto da Christie's Londra il 3 Dicembre 1997, asta Feltrinelli. Prezzo realizzato 36.700 £. Bibliografia: Alessandra Toncini Cabella, Antonio Giolfi in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 55; G. Giubbini, Genova nelle vecchie stampe (catal.), Genova 1970, pp. 20-38; E. Poleggi, Paesaggio e immagine di Genova, Genova 1982, pp. 75, 88; Genova nel Settecento e le vedute di Antonio Giolfi, Milano 1986; U. Thieme - F. Becker, Künstlerlexikon, XIV, p. 70. Genova Genua Dimensioni in mm. 670 X 440

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